Chris asked LIS team members not attending the annual SIRSI conference to review the programs and let attending members know if there were any sessions that should not be missed. Ann asked those attending to find out whether any large academic sites are buying Rooms, the Resolver and the Single Search software.
Chris reported that the following are still outstanding issues from the upgrade:
Chris reported that he edited the circulate flag of items already in non-circulating locations to circulate since this setting is redundant. The revised count by location of items in circulating locations that are marked to not circulate is:
1 A-VKIT 30 BINDERY| 64 C-DISC 13 CAREER| 24 CASSET 55 DISC 49 DOCLUS| 320 DOCNJ| 4737 DOCUS 675 DOC 2 EAL-STACKS 1 ED-LAB 109 FOLIO 3 ILL 174 IN-PROCESS 5 RESERVE 35 RESV-MEDIA 21 SPADER 39 STACKS-COM 32536 STACKS 9 TECHSR 33 VIDEO 3 WIGGIN ---- ------- 38938 TOTAL
Rhonda and Gracemary asked Chris to provide counts by call number and library for the location STACKS. In addition, for non-STACKS locations, they would like a total count of items in each location to begin reviewing the percentage of items marked non-circ compared to the total number in that location.
Jeanne reported that IPAC is making progress in planning how to modify the IRIS web presentation. IPAC likes the Vanderbilt model and Jeanne encouraged LIS members to connect to Vanderbilt to see how they've integrated Webcat functionality into their library home page.
IPAC is also making progress on implementing the IRIS Z39.50 broadcast search feature for CRL. Bob Warwick has been modifying the test version of IRIS to make this feature more functional than delivered by SIRSI.
Chris reported the following were completed:
The following are in-progress:
The following was added to the goals for the first quarter:
Create report of Acq expenditures by state fund code in broad subject categories - Chris has been working with Bob Sewell on creation of Acq fund reports that could be run in Workflows for the following broad subject areas:
Arts and Humanities
Science, Technology, Medicine
The reports will output a result showing allocations, encumbrances, and paid amounts by fund with subtotaling by fund level 1 (subject category), fund level 2 (type of material), and fund level 3 (campus) that can be imported into Excel. Once in Excel, Chris is creating a macro to format the report. Project is 80% complete.
The following is on-hold until second quarter:
Loading our replacement EEBO records - this was originally planned for the week of Spring Break but, because of conflicts in the Systems calendar, has been pushed back to begin after final exams. This project will entail removing the approx. 60,000 existing EEBO records and loading in the replacements. Due to constraints in our nightly indexing program Systems will need about one week to delete then add these records.
Chris reported that communications with our new SIRSI account team, introduced to LIS at ALA, has been very positive. For example, the problem with inappropriate recalls was taken very seriously by our account team and they were able to facilitate a resolution to the problem. Hopefully this attention to Rutgers will continue.
Mary - Acq staff love the new order wizards. First couple of weeks using them were rough but now they are very used to them and Mary believes has improved productivity. For example, in the month of February over 3000 firm orders were created.
Rhonda - considering Art library recon project
Jan - getting calls about Mediavision cablecast schedule, plan to use SCC's room scheduler software to allow patrons to search by professor or class name and display schedule of what's being broadcast on the web
Ann - planning to schedule a sales visit by our SIRSI account manager for April or May; some LIS members received a SIRSI marketing/advertisement CD-ROM that caused their computers to crash
Bob - with Sam MacDonald's help, new, clearer navigational buttons were created and installed in IRIS
Judy - working on day-to-day issues arising from Palci implementation, plans to attend Palci users meeting in Philadelphia in April
Chris - Systems room renovation began on March 3. Tentative completion date mid-April.
The next LIS meeting will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2003 from 1:30 - 3:30 in the TSB Conference Room.